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(VIDEO) Massive fire on upper floor of flagship Trump Tower NYC kills one, injures four others

Trump Tower NYC fire (Twitter)
April 07, 2018

On Saturday at around 6 p.m. EST, a four-alarm blaze broke out on the 50th floor of President Donald Trump’s NYC Fifth Avenue flagship Trump Tower.

The blaze killed the 67-year-old civilian who lived at the apartment and injured four firefighters with non-life threatening injuries.

Flames and smoke were seen billowing out of the building and into the sky above Manhattan.

The fire started as a two-alarm and grew into a four-alarm blaze.

The President’s office in the tower is on the 26th floor but he, along with First Lady Melania Trump and their son Baron, were in Washington, D.C.

There was a significant FDNY presence on-scene, reaching more than 140 firefighters.

The President put out a statement on Twitter: “Fire at Trump Tower is out. Very confined (well built building). Firemen (and women) did a great job. THANK YOU!”

Due to the size of the fire, even downtown FDNY units responded while hundreds of onlookers tweeted videos and pictures.

FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro told media at a press conference that the “apartment was virtually, entirely on fire” when firefighters showed up.

Debris was falling from the building.

Eric Trump also tweeted about the blaze and said: “Thank you to the amazing men and women of the NYFD who extinguished a fire in a residential apartment at @TrumpTower. The @FDNY and @NYPD are truly some of the most incredible people anywhere!”

Footage flooded Twitter as witnesses posted videos and pictures when the fire increased in size.